Monster of the Day #984 Updated on September 3, 2014 By Ken Begg 16 Comments Monsters and subs have to be one of my all-time favorite combos. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1590 (Jun 23, 2017) Monster of the Day 1589 (Jun 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1588 (Jun 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1587 (Jun 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1586 (Jun 19, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Ericb Looks like ve took der wrong turn at Brest. Eric Hinkle Ah, cover art for Burroughs’ ‘The Land That Time Forgot’. Amusing to read this series, as we see the Germans go from being barely human in the first book to noble heroes in the second and then back to baby-eating monsters in the third. ERB was not a subtle author. bgbear_rnh To be fair to Burroughs, the Germans always left us guessing in the 20th century. Eric Hinkle True, and his work does show us the popular images of various nationalities in American culture through the early to mid 20th century, as well as how they changed back and forth over time. And I honestly love the Barsoom books. Sword fights, monsters, and gorgeous gals with both backbones and brains, yeah! It’s just that the “German = Monster” has always bugged me because my family is Pennsylvania Dutch and I was repeatedly taunted for being a ‘Nazi’ all through school. Typically by the same guys who turned around to curse every Jew that ever lived. bgbear_rnh These beasties seem to be having a grand time. hey Bob, 5 Deutsche Mark, 50 meter long, hah, get it? bgbear_rnh Unfortunately we really do now who the monsters of the day really are. sandra Did the water monsters call in air support or is one of them jumping really high ? Cullen Waters Look at how excited those monster look. Like they think their getting a 41 gun salute instead of being shot at. Ericb There was a real U-33 from WW1 (I’m assuming this cover is from before WW2): Career 16 patrols Successes 84 ships sunk with a total of 194,131 tons. 8 ships damaged with a total of 36,452 tons. 1 ship taken as prize with a total of 453 tons. (View ships hit by U 33) Fate 16 Jan 1919 – Surrendered. Broken up at Blyth in 1919-20. Eric Hinkle I will say that while goofy-looking, those are the happiest dinosaurs I’ve ever seen. And I wonder, was this from the years before Amazing Stories flipped out over the Shaver Mystery? Gamera977 They’re lucky it’s sea serpents instead of the total badassness of Doug McClure… bgbear_rnh I think many prehistoric animals had the choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life philosophy. Might explain their extinction. No one wanted to do the dirty work ;) Flangepart No! Not der cowboy! A happy monster is an easily amused monster. Rodford Smith Didn’t these monsters show up later in the _Mighty Samson_ comic? :-) Luke Blanchard According to the ISFDB, this is the Feb. 1927 issue. The magazine was still in the hands of its founder, Hugo Gernsback, and the cover artist was Frank R. Paul. The Shaver Mystery material dates from a later period, when it was owned by Ziff-Davis and edited by Ray Palmer. Wikipedia’s article on Shaver says the Shaver Mystery material started appearing with the Mar. 1945 issue. Eric Hinkle Thanks. I’ve heard of Gernsback and Paul before, though I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of his art before this.